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Florentino Perez lines up Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement, and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 7th November 2017

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Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. With less than 2 months to go until the January transfer window opens up, there has been a sudden upswing in transfer rumours over the last few days.

With plenty to talk about, here's a quick look at all the significant transfer news, rumours and updates for the day from across the globe:

La Liga

Real Madrid view Neymar as the perfect replacement

Florentino Perez wants Neymar to replace Cristiano Ronaldo

Just months after Neymar's jaw-dropping £198 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar's name is once again being thrown around the rumour mills. The Brazilian sensation is reportedly still being eyed by Real Madrid as Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement, after having failed to sign Neymar from Santos, who subsequently signed for arch-rivals - Barcelona.

As per reports in The Sun, Los Blancos president Florentino Perez reportedly met with Neymar's father recently to try and engineer a move which could see Neymar return to La Liga, as a replacement for the ageing Cristiano Ronaldo.

While Neymar is unlikely to make the switch anytime soon, Cristiano Ronaldo, himself, is under contract at Madrid until 2021. However, the reports suggest that Neymar will eventually, and inevitably become a Real Madrid galactico sooner or later.

Barcelona eye swoop for Anthony Martial and César Azpilicueta

The Catalan giants have had a remarkable start to the season, and sit pretty atop the La Liga table, with 31 points from 10 wins and no defeats. However, Ernesto Valverde and co. are still reportedly on the lookout for reinforcements, after failing to lure Philippe Coutinho away from Liverpool.


According to reports in the Daily Star, a Barcelona scout was conspicuously seated in the stands for the Chelsea - Manchester United encounter last weekend, with a reported agenda of keeping an eye on Anthony Martial and Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Blaugrana's shopping list is believed to be headed by the Premier League duo, who Ernesto Valverde deems as suitable additions, after being impressed by both players' performances, so far this season. The Spanish giants could launch a move for the duo, as early as January.

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